Speakers (in alphabetical order)


As in previous years top-class speakers from the telecommunications industry will give talks.

Gunnar Hettstedt

IT security consulting business

Prior to his engagement in IT security consulting business in 2000, Gunnar completed his industrial engineering studies at University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven and gained first professional experience in various positions at Gemalto and Sun Microsystems. After starting at secunet 2000 and con- sulting in the field of mobile communication for two years, he began developing the Automotive Security business unit for secunet. In his current position, he heads  the Automotive Security Division at secunet.

David B. Hofmann

Managing Partner bei mm1

David B. Hofmann is Managing Partner of mm1, the consultancy for Connected Business in Stuttgart, and Director of mm1 Technology in Berlin. He con- sults clients during the conception and development of digital offerings, as well as building new fields of business fields in the digital world. David B. Hof- mann is responsible for the activities of Consumer IoT at mm1 and is an expert in the TIME sector.  He has advised clients in telecommunication, energy and industrial sectors, building and medical industries, as well as household appliances and consumer electronics manufacturer for 13 years in the design of innovative products and solutions as well as the development of new fields of business and business models. At mm1, he is responsible for the activi- ties in the area of Consumer IoT with focus on Smart Home, Home Networking, Future of TV and he is an expert in the TIME sector (including telecommu- nication, information technology, media & electronics). He studied Media System Design (Diploma), i.e. Business Administration, Computer Science, Commu- nication Design, in Darmstadt and later graduated with MBA in Los Angeles.

Giorgio Koppehele

Co-founder of MAGIC HORIZONS

The brothers Giorgio and Martin Koppehele form, together with their wives Suna and Gabi, the producer and songwriter team AVENUE MUSIC. All created copyrights are bundled in their own music publishing company CLASSIC ARTS GMBH. Classic Arts is the economic producer of their productions. The stu- dios are located in Neufahrn in the North of Munich, Germany.

They have been working for more than 25 years successfully in the entertainment business – especially in the sector of audiovisual media and kids enter- tainment.

Since 2013 they produce 360 degree Planetarium Shows for projection Planetariums in cooperation with Planetarium Hamburg.

Their audiovisual productions are released on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D-Blu-ray and UHD-Blu-ray.

Additionally their products are shown in special cinemas, internet and TV.

Hartmut kremling

Consultant Kremling.Net

Hartmut Kremling has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He has held numerous management positions with network opera- tors - for example, he was Head of Customer Service at Mannesmann Mobilfunk, CEO of tele.ring in Austria and CTO of Arcor. From 2004 to 2013 he was responsible for network and IT in Germany, later Central Europe (Germany, Hungary, Holland and Czech Republic) as CTO at Vodafone. Mr Kremling is a true mobile telecommunications pioneer: At the beginning of the 1990s he built the first GSM network (2G) as regional director for eastern Germany in Dres- den and later 3G and 4G networks as CTO throughout Germany.

Today Mr Kremling works as a consultant, focusing on the development of the next mobile telecommunications standard 5G.


Qualcomm, Country Manager for Germany and Central Europe

Hamid-Reza Nazeman joined Qualcomm as Country Manager for Germany and Central Europe in June 2010. He represents Qualcomm in Germany and leads the local corporate business development. He works with local operators, regulators, ministries and other official bodies and expands Qualcomm’s next generation technologies in the ecosystem.

Hamid-Reza Nazeman has over 20 years of experience in the global telecommunications industry. Before joining Qualcomm, he served as Senior Vice President, telecommunications at Emirates Investment & Development in Dubai.  In this role he led the strategic planning process and performance man- agement of the private equity firm’s international investment portfolio in the telecommunications and technology sector. Furthermore, he spent two years as Chief Commercial Officer within an Orascom Telecom Holding property. Hamid-Reza has also held the position of Chief Marketing and Sales Offi- cer for the Deutsche Telekom Group in Croatia as well as several director positions for Deutsche Telekom Germany and Austria.

Hamid-Reza Nazeman received a master of business administration (MBA) in general management and finance from WHU Koblenz/Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Illinois, USA) and a master of computer science from Technical University of Aachen.

Marcus Thurand

Director of Network Operations of Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Marcus Thurand is Director of Regional Implementation and Engineering of Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG since October 2017.

For the last several years he has been leading important projects as taking over the operational responsibility of the E-Plus network, running several RFQs for the out tasking of the NOC and Business Services.

Marcus Thurand began his career in Telefónica Germany (former Viag Interkom/O2) in 1997. He held a leading position as Head of Core Network Operations where he was responsible for the Management of the central Back Office. Then he became Head of Planning Operations, playing an active role in the development of all opera- tions tools until 2007.

He served as Head of Application Services (2007), Service and Operations Management (2008), Service Management Center (2009) and Service Operations Center (2010). During that time, Marcus Thurand assumed the responsibility of the service management for all telecommunication and hosting services.

He was appointed as Head of Mobile Access Engineering until 2012 and managed the 2G, 3G, LTE mobile network, playing a key role in radio design and strategy, cov- erage, parameter and capacity planning, network optimization.

Marcus Thurand was born in Berlin on 30 March 1967. He is married and father of two children.


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Kurt Skupin ∙ Wolfgang Materna


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